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i'm betty nguyen. egypt's military government declared three days of mourning to begin today following the world's worst case of soccer violence since 1996. on wednesday, at least 74 people were killed and hundreds more hurt when fans rioted on the field and in the stands of a soccer stadium along egypt's mediterranean coast. this morning, many in egypt are pointing fingers at the country's military leadership. the violence started in the moments after an upset victory by the home team. fans stormed the field after they defeated egypt's top team. supporters at a home team threw rocks, bottles and fireworks. some chased rival fans and players from the field. police officers stationed at the stadium are being criticized for failing to control the crowd. this man's brother was a victim. he says the central security forces were watching everything but nobody moved a muscle. the riot was one of the worst
outbreaks of violence in egypt since last year's anti-government protest that swept president hosni mubarak from power. the head of egypt's military council told reporters the incident would not affect egypt and it security. but hundreds of people gathered at cairo's train station to greet some of those injured in the riot and to chant anti-government slogans. members of egypt's newly elected parliament are denouncing the military council. leaders from the muslim brotherhood claim the military allowed the riot to get out of hand in order to justify its police power. nato defense ministers meet in brussels this morning and the withdrawal of combat troops from afghanistan is expected to top the agenda. yesterday the defense secretary leon panetta said the u.s. role may end a year earlier than expected. speaking on his plane headed to europe, panetta said hopefully by mid to the latter part of 2013, we'll be tiebl make a
transition from a combat role to a train, advice and assist roll. all nato members were supposed to keep their forces in afghanistan until 2014. the war in afghanistan has dragged on for more than a decade. efforts to suppress the taliban have cost over 1700 u.s. lives. and according to a u.s. military repor, the taliban is far from done. david martin has that part of the story. >> reporter: the report classified secret entitled state of the taliban, 2012, makes for discouraging reading to anyone who thinks the taliban is a spent force. based on interviews with taliban and al qaeda prisoners, it states that though the taliban suffered severely in 2011, its strength, motivation funding and tactical proficiency remain intact. prisoners are not the most reliable sources. but the sheer weight of numbers, 27,000 interrogations of more than 4,000 prisoners held at
parwan prison in afghanistan gives the report of ring of truth. the prisoners acknowledge they have lost ground in the south of afghanistan and are no match for american troops. but u.s. force levels are going down from a high of 100,000 to the current 89,000 to 68,000 by september. the prisoners say they are encouraged to fight on by america's supposed ally, pakistan and its intelligence service known as isi. as the report puts it, isi officers tout the need for continued jihad and expulsion of foreign invaders from afghanistan. isi is aware of the activity and the whereabouts of senior taliban personnel. senior taliban leaders meet regularly with isi personnel who advise on strategy. a captured al qaeda commander put it more bluntly. pakistan knows everything, they control everything. i can't go to the bathroom
without them watching. if there's any encouraging news in this document, it's that the taliban believes al qaeda is indeed a spent force and doesn't work with them much anymore. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. rescue efforts are under way in the south pacific where a ferry sank off the coast of new guinea. the ferry was traveling from new britain to the mainland in rough weather when it capsized. there were 350 people on board. more than 230 have been rescued. now to politic. mitt romney is in hot water over comments he made about poor people in this kun kri. and newt gingrich is expected to get a big name endorsement today. tara mergener has details on that. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. donald trump is expected to give gingrich the nod today which will bring a blitz of a media attention just in time for saturday's contest. >> it was an honor to have
donald up here. >> they could be teaming up on the campaign trail. sources tell cbs news the billionaire businessman is expected to endorse the former house speaker in las vegas today. the two met in new york city last december, but it was one of several meetings the reality tv king had with gop candidates. trump's backing days before the nevada caucuses could help gingrich bounce back from the florida loss. >> is it loud enough? >> gingrich will continue courting voters in nevada today but he won't be the only one. >> i'm so happy to be back in nevada. >> front-runner, mitt romney, is also in the state and trying to recover from comments he made wednesday about the poor. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich. they're doing just fine. >> both democrats and republicans immediately jumped on romney's statement. they suggested it's another example of how the former massachusetts governor is out of touch with americans.
romney spent all day wednesday trying to clarify his remarks. >> that's not exactly what i meant to say. my focus is on middle income americans. we do have a safety net for the very poor and i said if there are holes in it, i want to correct that. >> still, gingrich is already using it as ammunition. >> i am fed up with politicians in either party dividing americans against each other. >> romney currently holds a big lead over gingrich in nevada. one poll shows him ahead by as much as 20 points. and ron paul and rick santorum will also be campaigning in nevada today but are trailing far behind in the polls. betty? >> tara merge ner in washington this morning. thank you. congressional republicans are opposed to president obama's plan to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their homes. the president unveiled his fha refinancing plan in virginia yesterday. the government would assume the risk for new mortgage. it would not apply, though, to borrowers who are behind on
their loan payments. the president wants to pay for the program by imposing a fee on large banks. the state of washington is one step closer to legalizing same sex marriage. last night, the state senate narrowly approved a bill making washington the seventh state to allow same sex couples to we had. the house is expected to pass the bill and the governor is expected to sign it into law. once the bill becomes law, opponents say they will challenge it by calling for a referendum. planned parenthood says it received more than $400,000 in donations stins found out that it's losing funding from the susan g. komen foundation. its decision was not political, it says. komen donated $700,000 to planned parenthood last year, money used for breast screenings. planned parenthood said komen cut it off because of pressure from anti-abortion rights groups. shedding light on the dark side of the moon.
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. this new nasa this new nasa video could use a little pink floyd music, don't you think? here's why. it's the dark side of the moon. a rugged landscape of mountains and craters never seen from earth. the video was reported by one of two nasa spacecraft now orbiting the moon to match its gravitational field and scientists learn how it was formed. it's official. facebook is going to wall street. the social media site filed papers with the securities and exchange commission to begin selling shares of its stock to investors. facebook hopes the ipo will help raise $5 billion. the filing reveals facebook as profitable and getting stronger. shares could start selling in three to four months. speaking of business, ashley
morrison is here in new york with the rest of the business headlines. gorn, ashley rsh good morning, betty. all business here. checking markets overseas. stocks in asia rallied on data from china. the nikkei finished higher and hong kong's hang seng rose nearby 2%. wall street started out on a strong note in february. the dow added 83 points and the nasdaq gained 34. american airlines is looking to eliminate 13,000 jobs. it would impact flight attendants, maintenance workers and pilots. they're trying to emerge from bankruptcy by slashing labor costs by 20 percent. they're going to stop paying for retiree health benefit. indiana is now the 23rd state with the right to work law. governor mitch daniels signed the legislation yesterday to the did is may of union employees. the law prohibits unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers. supporters say it will help
create more jobs. and a california woman took on honda in court and won. and now she's trying to get others do the same and ditch a class action suit against the car maker. the woman sued honda in small claims court saying she was misled about the fuel economy of her hybrid car. a judge awarded her nearly $10,000. that's much more than she would have gotten in a proposed class action settlement. in the 200,000 other people covered by the proposed settlement choose to do the same, honda could be on the hook for as much as $2 billion. there's a big difference there. >> eye whole lot of gas mone. thank you, ashley. david letterman celebrates 30 years of late night laughs. and in sports, the biggest win of the season so far for the hard charging 76ers.
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coast. in the mid-atlantic states, morning showers will slowly move out to sea. the northeast will be mostly cloudy. well, last night right here on cbs, david letterman celebrated the 30th anniversary of his late show and naturally a top ten list. top ten things staffers wanted to say to him. they were mostly rude. including number one delivered by his long time bandleader and sidekick. >> paul schafer, ladies and gentlemen, 30 years. 1982. >> i got nothing to say to that [ bleep ]. >> there you go, ladies and gentlemen. the late show staffer. how about that for congrat lags. after thanking the staff, letterman introduced howard stern who has appeared on the showman i time. he showed a photo of stern from 1984. stern, of course, suggested that he burn it. now to sports and miami against the bucs in milwaukee.
early on, lebron james looked like he could win it for the heat all by himself. including a huge jam late in the first quarter. james scored 40 in the game. but that just was not enough. milwaukee jennings came on strong with 31 points including three-pointers in the final period. the bucs win 105-97. in philadelphia, the 76ers blocked a shot by chicago's rose and followed with a fast break. it was finished with a flourish on his way to 19 points. drew holiday added 17. they beat the bulls, 98-82. their fourth straight win. in college hoops, texas a&m hosted sixth ranked baylor and the ag is gave the bears a run for their money. baylor's jackson responded with a three-pointer. the aggies could not score and the bears wept on to their 20th victory. 63-60. finally, boxing trainer angelo dundee, muhammad ali's
long time corner man has died. dundee was there for all of ali's most famous fights in the 1960s and '70s. it was the most successful fighter/trainer relationship in history. dundee worked with other top fighters, including sugar ray leonard. angelo dundee died yesterday in tampa, florida. he was 90 years old. chase scene, netflix coming soon extra butter tickets, swoon penguin journey junior mints moviefone evil prince bollywood 3-d shark attack ned the head 5% cashback right now, get 5% cashback on movies. it pays to discover. ♪ sunlight says get up and go
death suit against the federal government. brian terry died in a shootout in southern arizona. two assault rifles found at the scene were traced to a controversial operation run by the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. it allowed hundreds of weapons to be smuggled into mexico in hopes of tracing them to criminal gains. in health news, a controversy over sugar. some say it's just as bad for your health as tobacco and alcohol. and should be regulated in the same way. terrell brown has that story. >> we all know too many sweets pack on pounds. but they're often too hard to resist. >> i love sugar. >> a commentary in the latest issue of nature says sugar is responsible for the high rate of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer and should be regulated. >> because of the way sugar is metabolized in the liver, it will turn sugar into fat causing insulin resistance and all of the diseases of metabolic
syndrome. >> the author say it's time to put restricts on sugar similar to the ones on tobacco. >> what if we had an age limit to purchase soda, for instance. carding kids for coke. i think it's a great idea. >> experts say the american consumes 300 to 500 calories from added sugars a day. some is in breads, soups and salad dressings. nutritionists say limiting sugar is a good idea. >> regulation will be tough, but i think that there are small steps that we can take. >> but people like pat dixon disagree. >> you don't have a car accident because you had too many popsicles. you don't wake up with the wrong people because you had chocolate cake for dessert. the government should stay out of the sugar business. >> the researchers know it will take time to change people's attitudes. but with obesity levels where they are now, they say tackling sugar is the only way to solve the problem. terrell brown, cbs news, new york. and experts say worldwide consumption of sugar has tripled
four minutes before 5:00 on this ground hog's morning. it is rainy and mild up here on tv hill. marty is over in the first warning weather. >> but it is not raining everywhere. let's go right to first warping dove already weather radar. really locally inside the beltway and give it a bigger area south of the metro grid. let's take a look at the day part. morning showers give way to clearing skies, 53 at lunch on its way to a high of about 55 degrees, another pleasant afternoon coming our way. 49 to 52 degrees right now. don, take it away. >> thank you very much. here is what we have got our eye on for you they.
a big announcement on alternative energy here in maryland. a final goodbye to one of three teens kimed in last weekend's wrong way crash and the city preparing for the sweetest night of the year. already in the news this morning a normally quiet baltimore city neighborhood after two women are attacked in a rare street robbery there. hear the gunshots as police open fire on a man wanted to stealing a police cruiser and. and he addresses the future of ,, okay, that looks great. were you profitable last month? how much money is in your checking account? have the browns paid you for their addition yet? your finances are scattered all over the place.
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